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Posted by Sammy to Jim on Sunday, January 26th 2020:

In Reply to: Re: Bocce players Crotona Park posted by Jim Mulligan on Saturday, January 25th 2020:

Jim.. In his book, "History In Asphalt", John McNamara tells us that Sterling Oval originally was a baseball field. I`m sure you knew about that, am I correct? Anyway, here is the information that I found on page 398 in the "Old Bronx Names" section of the book: "STERLING OVAL. This baseball field of the Sterling B.B.C. was located at Teller Avenue and East 165th Street from the 1920s to the late 1930s. During that period, "Pop" Auer, the manager had two sons who were pitchers. One, Ken, pitched for the Fire Department, and the other, Don, did likewise for the Police Department." I figured you would enjoy getting this information!

Regards,
Sammy

Reference ID: BX87895


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